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Village of Maryville, Illinois

Description Board Minutes
Date1/3/2007 Location Council Chamber
Time Speaker Note
7:00:45 PM Gulledge Called the Board meeting of Wednesday, January 3, 2007 to order and invited those in attendance to join in the Pledge of Allegiance. After the Pledge, he asked for a roll of those officers present. Answering the roll call were Trustees Limberg, Schmidt, Bell, Callahan and Kostyshock. Garcia was absent. Also in attendance were Clerk Long, Public Works Director Presson, Public Service Officer Jones, Building and Zoning Administrator/Fire Chief Flaugher, Police Chief Schardan, Comptroller Brussatti, Fireman Kevin Watts, and four (4) reporters.
7:02:14 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the December 20th, 2006 minutes. He asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the minutes as prepared by the Clerk. There were none. Motion to approve was made by Bell and seconded by Schmidt. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:02:41 PM Gulledge Called for approval of the bills submitted for payment. He asked if there were any questions, additions or subtractions to the bills as prepared. There were none. Motion to pay was made by Schmidt and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:03:12 PM Gulledge Went to Communications.
7:03:24 PM Long Presented a letter addressed to Ed Kostyshock from Albert Hrubetz, President of Epigram Press, explaining his donation of books authored by him, entitled "Maryville, Illinois", to the Maryville Historical Museum. She read the letter in its entirety. Motion to place the Communications on file was made by Bell and seconded by Kostyshock. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:05:00 PM Gulledge Stated there were no legal matters to be discussed. Went to Old Business.
7:05:25 PM Callahan Made a motion to accept the bid from Hartman Computer Solutions for a technology upgrade for the Fire Department in the amount of $2,769.36. Commented they have added Microsoft Word to the package.
7:05:47 PM Gulledge Asked for a second to the motion. Second was made by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:06:24 PM Gulledge Went to New Business.
7:06:32 PM Bell Commented on the New Year's Day Scavenger Hunt, at which they had approximately eighty (80) participants.
7:06:57 PM Callahan Made a motion to approve all pre-employment testing for a potential hire for the Police Department. Second was made by Limberg. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:07:37 PM Callahan Commented on letters of commendation from Police Chief Schardan on three Maryville officers: Steve Howe, Rob Carpenter and Brandon Ponce. Stated they apprehended a burglar taking copper wire from Ameren IP. Discussion was then held regarding Ameren's rate hike and the fact that the street light program for public entities is to be discontinued.
7:09:07 PM Kostyshock Made a motion to advertise for the hiring of a new Public Works employee. Second to the motion was made by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:09:47 PM Gulledge Went to Calendar Updates. Commented January will be a busy month: There is an Economic Development Committee meeting on the 8th; an Appearance and Involvement Board meeting on the 8th; a Library Board meeting on the 9th; a Park meeting on the 15th; a Planning Commission meeting on the 22nd, for which changes to the Subdivision Code is on the agenda. There were no additions to the calendar.
7:10:39 PM Gulledge Went to Staff Reports and asked Flaugher to discuss Building and Zoning/Fire Department.
7:10:52 PM Flaugher Gave month-end and year-end totals for Building and Zoning: Total permits issue for the month were 14; 8 single-family; 1 addition; 1 commercial addition; 1 accessory building; 2 electrical; 1 sign. Total permits for the year were 162; 97 single family; 0 multi-family; 11 commercial; 13 sign; 5 additions; 2 repairs/alterations; 4 garage/accessory buildings; 13 decks/sunrooms; 8 pools; 3 demolition; 6 electrical; total fees collected for the calendar year were $90,763.96; total estimated value of new construction for the calendar year was $36,637.
7:12:02 PM Flaugher Gave month-end report for the Fire Department: Responded to a total of 116 calls; 81 EMS; 8 structural fires; 1 vehicle fire; 3 motor vehicle accidents; 1 brush fire; 5 alarms; 3 carbon monoxide; 13 investigations, majority of which were due to the downed power lines from the storm; 1 stand-by for another department; of the 116 calls, 91 were within the Village; 7 in the Fire Protection District; 18 were assistance to other communities.
7:12:49 PM Callahan Asked how many of the calls were due to the storm.
7:13:07 PM Flaugher Answered most of the investigation calls were downed power lines; he did not have a total breakdown, but there were calls made a day or two after the storm that were still due to storm issues. Stated his guestimate would be approximately twenty (20) calls were due to the storm.
7:13:31 PM Callahan Asked regarding building permits, why on the two large projects the permit fee for the project with the larger valuation was less than for the project with the smaller valuation.
7:13:52 PM Flaugher Answered the fee schedule the Village uses is dependent on the type of construction and the square footage; the larger valuation project is less square footage than the smaller valuation project.
7:15:09 PM Callahan Asked why there are no multi-family permits issued when there were tri-plex units built on Keebler.
7:15:34 PM Flaugher Answered those are classified by the Census Bureau as attached single family, so they are recorded as single family residences. Stated the multi-family classification applies to apartments, town homes, etc. Stated the reason these are classified as single family is they are zero lot line, where the individual unit is purchased, versus the entire building.
7:16:34 PM Gulledge Commented single family was down six (6), but the commercial was up six (6); however dollar-wise the figures are almost exactly the same as last year.
7:17:26 PM Flaugher Responded he included a copy of last year's for comparison purposes. Commented the big discrepancy in the permit fees collected was that last year they had the fee for the Cambridge House.
7:17:36 PM Schmidt Asked if the majority of the 65 EMS calls was one particular incident. Flaugher asked for clarification on the question. Schmidt asked if it had anything to do with the ice.
7:17:55 PM Flaugher Answered to the best of his knowledge they did not run any EMS calls attributed to the ice storm.
7:18:06 PM Schmidt Asked if the majority were to Cambridge House.
7:18:09 PM Flaugher Answered no. Stated his estimation would be calls to Cambridge House were around ten (10). Schmidt commented on the high figure. Flaugher responded there was not one particular incident to which he can attribute the increase in calls; it was just a busy month.
7:18:36 PM Gulledge Went to Public Works Department.
7:18:45 PM Presson Gave year-end totals: 125 residential services; 2,733 general work orders and locates; 144 leaks found and repaired; 1,085 meters replaced; 102 sewer inspections; 2,194 GPS points collected. Stated there is a misprint on the report on the second page: The water treated average should be 896,000 gallons for the year with a total gallons treated of 327,163,000.
7:19:35 PM Kostyshock Asked Presson to discuss the clean up of limbs from the ice storm.
7:19:49 PM Presson Explained they have received help from IDOT, who started today and are scheduled to be out for the next three to four (3-4) weeks. Stated they have brought in two (2) trucks, a backhoe and a front-loader; they are scheduled to bring another truck and backhoe tomorrow. Stated they got about half of Bauer Lane done today, which was a big area.
7:20:10 PM Gulledge Thanked the County for their assistance with equipment and manpower over a couple of days last week, as well as similar assistance from the City of Troy. Commented on the extensive amount of debris to be removed. Stated they plan to tell residents to get debris out for pick up, as they will quit street pickup of storm debris on January 31st. Encouraged residents who have not yet started to clean up their property to get the debris out and ready for pickup as soon as possible.
7:22:47 PM Callahan Commented he called a tree service the day after the storm and has been on the waiting list since.
7:23:15 PM Gulledge Clarified his meaning of limbs laying in yards. Commented the Village cannot and will not go into residents' yards and clean up debris; it must be collected and set at the curb or property edge. Commented his understanding regarding limbs hanging in trees.
7:23:52 PM Bell Asked if the water tower is still open.
7:23:56 PM Presson Answered correct; throughout the month, Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
7:24:02 PM Schmidt Asked the status on Petroff.
7:24:04 PM Presson Answered they are moving along well. Stated sidewalks down Lange Street were done today; curb and gutter partially along Lange at Third, and headed down Donk. Encouraged the Trustees to review the work.
7:24:28 PM Gulledge Commented they did not do so well the first couple of weeks, but have since done very well in the last few weeks. Went to Comptroller's department. Brussatti had no report. Went to Police Department.
7:24:54 PM Schardan Gave December totals: 225 calls for service; 98 traffic citations issued; 6 accident reports. Commented regarding the three (3) officer's who apprehended a suspect robbing Ameren. Commented on an assist made on a robbery in Troy at the motel whereby Maryville officers observed the suspect and pursued down Interstate 255 to Interstate 64 where Caseyville and State Police were able to apprehend the suspect. Also commented on the good job done with the incident at the motel last week, which was a group effort. Stated Detective Kanzler has done a good job putting the case together and getting charges issued.
7:26:13 PM Callahan Commented his understanding that the lady attacked was in very serious condition, and the efforts of Maryville EMS likely saved her life.
7:26:24 PM Schardan Agreed that was the feedback he received from both Anderson and the St. Louis hospital involved.
7:27:02 PM Gulledge Went to Public Service Officer.
7:27:17 PM Jones Gave December totals: 25 contacts; 4 verbal; 2 written; 9 duties performed; 1 contact sticker; 10 animal cases. Referred to the annual report submitted: 610 contacts; 244 verbal; 80 written; 39 no-violation; 53 duties performed; 25 contact stickers; 52 citations; 147 animal cases; $1,725 total fines collected.
7:28:00 PM Schmidt Asked the status on Zimmerman.
7:28:03 PM Jones Answered they were supposed to appear in court Tuesday; however Wigginton did not get the proper documentation and is out of town so a continuance was issued. Commented Zimmerman is gone; however they are pursuing charges against the property owner.
7:28:42 PM Gulledge Went to Clerk's report.
7:28:47 PM Long Commented the first day to file petitions is January 29th, and the last day is February 5th. Mayor asked how many petitions are out at this time. Long answered four (4).
7:29:07 PM Gulledge Went to Business from the Floor. There was none. Went to Mayor's comments. Read the Holiday Lighting Contest residential winners: First Place, Frank Zarzecki at 1209 Robert; Second Place, John Robbs at 2 Hickory Drive; Third Place, Linda Panko at 7124 West Main Street; Fourth Place, Denny Price at 2 Eastway Court. Read the Holiday Lighting Contest commercial winners: First Place, Elmwood Nursing Home at 152 Walnut Drive; Second Place, Cindy's Critter Camp at 2330 South Center; Third Place, X-2 Collision Center at Route 159 at I55/70; Fourth Place, St. Louis Recumbent Bike Shop at 2114 South Center.
7:30:24 PM Gulledge With no other business to come before the meeting, asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion was made by Schmidt and seconded by Bell. Voting on the motion: Limberg - yes; Schmidt - yes; Bell - yes; Callahan - yes; Kostyshock - yes. Motion carried.
7:30:45 PM   The meeting ended.

Respectfully submitted,

Thelma Long, Village Clerk

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